Corning Incorporated Electrical Engineer in Erwin, New York

Electrical Engineer

Date: Feb 22, 2018

Location: Erwin, NY, US, 14870

Req #: 13302

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertiseinspecialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Position:

Serve as a principal electrical engineering resource working with the Drying Core Technology Equipment Leader to provide equipment engineering support for expansion projects and equipment upgrade projects. Support existing business and factories expansions world-wide. Develop and proliferate manufacturing and technology best practices. Provide the tools to improve process understanding, process capability, product quality, and reduce manufacturing cost. Required to have or quickly develop skills and knowledge to become a department microwave technology expert.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide drying engineering support and expertise for process improvements for existing manufacturing products and processes across the division, expansion projects, continuous improvement, cost reduction, equipment improvements, trouble shooting and resolution of manufacturing issues.

  • Work in a cross-functional environment.

  • Work with engineering and production personnel to troubleshoot and resolve equipment and process issues.

  • Project leader for specific projects managing scope, cost, resourcing, time and implementation.

  • Provide technical direction and support of installation and implementation of new drying system equipment and upgrades.

  • Support acceptance testing and start-up of new processes and equipment.

  • Ensure that best practices are identified, communicated, evaluated and proliferated.

  • Conduct or participate in audits of plant or vendor equipment and processes.

  • Document results and conclusions into presentations to leadership that can be understood, and are actionable.

  • Define specifications and controls for new drying equipment

  • Design experiments to determine and optimize important equipment variables and their effect on product and process parameters.

  • Integrate problem solutions into production and validate results. Provide second level production support.

  • Translate work, solutions, and directions into presentations to leadership that can be understood and are actionable

  • Implement manufacturing process control methods.

Projects Involved with:

  • Drying equipment improvements and upgrades for existing drying production equipment

  • Drying equipment development for new production lines, new products and processes

  • Root cause understanding for production issues

Roles within Group:

  • Key technical resource for drying equipment

  • Technical project leadership on drying projects

  • Grow into division subject matter expert for drying systems and operation

  • Technical liaison between Development, Engineering and Manufacturing

  • Promote and develop technical growth among Division Engineering Department and Manufacturing Plant engineers and technicians

  • Influencing division wide process initiatives

Travel Requirements: 10-75%, project related, both domestic and international

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typically 8-5, but some off hours support required

Education: B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience

Required Skills:

  • Electrical Engineering and technical equipment skills – electrical schematics, wiring, troubleshooting, programming, etc.

  • Programming knowledge and experience through internships and coursework

  • Hands-on approach; eager to jump in and solve problems

  • Mechanical Engineering skills – good understanding of mechanical equipment and systems

  • Technical curiosity, strong work ethic, self-starting.

  • Strong drive to succeed and implement solutions

  • Leadership skills

  • Knowledge of basic process engineering principles

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to engage with all levels of the organization and in a multi-cultural network.

  • Capable of solving problems in a formal manner

  • Ability to self- manage and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to use data to drive to solutions

  • Strong drive to succeed and implement solutions

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Microwave and Radio Frequency equipment.

  • Machine programming experience

  • Rockwell / Allen-Bradley PLC Software programming

  • AutoCad/Solidworks knowledge/experience

  • Good working knowledge and experience in production environment.

  • Thermal processing knowledge and experience

  • Materials, heat and mass transfer understanding, to include theory, concepts, principles and techniques

  • Teamwork in a multicultural environment

  • Experience in the stages of innovation, transferring technology and processes from development to production

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experimentation skills and knowledge; planning, executing and data/statistical analysis.

Soft Skills:

  • Open and engaging to effectively interface with others

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Team player

  • Flexibility

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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